know-how

noun
\ˈnō-ˌhau̇ \

Definition of know-how 

: knowledge of how to do something smoothly and efficiently : expertise

Synonyms & Antonyms for know-how

Synonyms

chops, experience, expertise, moxie, proficiency, savvy, skills

Antonyms

inexperience

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First Known Use of know-how

1838, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of know-how was in 1838

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know-how

noun

English Language Learners Definition of know-how

: knowledge of how to do something well

know-how

noun
\ˈnō-ˌhau̇\

Kids Definition of know-how

: knowledge of how to get things done The job takes a certain amount of know-how.

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